11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Taitung
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Nantou
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
For shopping fun, head to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) or Taipei 101. Take a break from the city and head to Yeh Liu Geo Park and Yangmingshan National Park. Go for a jaunt from New Taipei to Shilin to see National Palace Museum about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ximending, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Keelung River.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Taipei trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to New Taipei is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect New Taipei to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 24th (Thu), get outside with Chishingtan Scenic Area and then hike along Taroko Gorge. On the next day, trek along Yanzihkou Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hualien trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from New Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

1
night
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the activities along Xiaoyeliu, then go for a stroll along the water at Lvdaoshilang, and then get outside with Jin Gang Da Dao.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taitung trip planner .

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taitung

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Xiaoyeliu ©
Xiaoyeliu

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Checheng Logging Exhibition Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), examine the collection at Taiwan Balloon Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nantou online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Nantou takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Nantou are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taichung
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

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